Letter From the President: What Is Unseen Is Eternal

Letter From the President: What Is Unseen Is Eternal

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that the staff of the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) has worked remotely for more than 18 months now. We’ve experienced profound changes since we last sat around our boardroom table together — as individuals, as a team, and as a community.

Although so much has changed externally, what drives us internally at CCF remains the same. I often call it our “secret sauce.” You can’t see it, but it’s what sets us apart: our mission and values. This part of our work — why and how we do it — is our living legacy.

Read More

2021 Assets and Grantmaking Snapshot

2021 Assets and Grantmaking Snapshot

Fiscal year 2021 was monumental for the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF). With asset growth of $123 million, CCF now manages more than $500 million in assets.

Read More

Update for 2021: The CARES Act and Charitable Giving

Update for 2021: The CARES Act and Charitable Giving

Did you know that the key provisions of the March 2020 CARES Act — Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — were extended through 2021? The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, built upon the large economic relief bill which included a variety of provisions to help individuals, families, and small businesses manage financial hardships.

Read More

It’s Time to Discuss Family Philanthropy

It’s Time to Discuss Family Philanthropy

In this holiday season, extended families are preparing, at long last, to gather around the table. After a year and a half of separation and isolation, we’re all eager to be together again.

Families will be catching up on the latest happenings, exchanging ideas and expressing gratitude for their many blessings.

Perhaps it’s a good time to discuss giving back — and passing on blessings received — as a family.

Read More

Rethinking Year-End Giving

Rethinking Year-End Giving

As we enter the holiday season, our greatest wish for you is to experience the joy of giving. But we know sometimes all of the tasks that come at this time of year can pile up — making our gift wrapping and check writing less joyful and more arduous. Instead of waiting, consider tackling one to-do on your long holiday […]

Read More

Year-End Dates & Giving Guidelines

Year-End Dates & Giving Guidelines

Thanks to you, the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota was able to grant more than $17M to our community in the 2021 fiscal year. This is only possible with your support. We are so grateful to you.

As we head into the holiday season and you consider your charitable giving for the end of this taxable year, please keep the following in mind.

Read More

Giving Appreciated Stock 101

Update for 2021: The CARES Act and Charitable Giving

You’ve likely seen recent reports of record highs in the stock market. We’re officially in a bull market. While many people wait until the end of the year to make philanthropic gifts, now might be an ideal moment to capture record stock prices.

Read More

Income for Today, Legacy Forever

Income for Today, Legacy Forever

You’ve worked hard. You’ve lived humbly. And you hope to have a lasting impact on your community. Perhaps you wish to make a legacy gift to your parish or favorite charity — but worry that if you do so now, you’ll outlive your savings.

Split-interest gifts are an option that provide you income for today and establish your legacy forever.

Read More

In less than 5 minutes, leave a legacy that reflects your life.

In less than 5 minutes, leave a legacy that reflects your life.

In less than 5 minutes, leave a legacy that reflects your life. Think of how important your parish is to you. How can you ensure that it will be there for future generations? You can change the beneficiary designation on your retirement account to include your parish. It’s simple and fast.   Three easy steps: Call your IRA custodian or […]

Read More

Maximize the Blessings From a High-Income Year

Maximize the Blessings From a High-Income Year

If you find yourself having a high-income year — because you received a large bonus or equity compensation or realized gains from a long-term investment — you may be looking to reduce your tax liability.

Before meeting with your financial advisor to make a plan, we invite you to prayerfully consider how you’re called to share your blessings. This might be an opportunity to offer compassion to your neighbor and to love as St. John the Beloved instructed: in deed and truth (1 John 3:18).

Read More